Hurricane Season |MEDICAL REMINDERS TO HELP YOU PREPARE DURING COVID-19 Pandemic

June marks the beginning of hurricane season. Make sure your family’s hurricane emergency plan covers medical needs:

Make sure that you have a 30-day supply of necessary medications.

Due to COVID-19, give yourself more time than usual to prepare your emergency food, water, and medicine supplies. Speak with a health insurance representative, pharmacist or your physician about options to acquire extra medications. Home delivery is the safest choice for buying disaster supplies. Limit in-person visits to the pharmacy. Sign up for mail order delivery or call in your prescription ahead of time and use drive-through windows or curbside pickup, if available.

Call your dialysis center for a temporary plan of care.

If you are on dialysis, call your center to make a plan of action for your care. Try not to miss a treatment prior to bad weather and make sure to follow your doctor-ordered diet very closely. Your physician will provide you with information to assist you and phone numbers to the End Stage Renal Disease Network. Your doctor can recommend if it is medically safe for you to miss treatments and can advise you on whether or not you should be admitted to a hospital during a hurricane.

If you are oxygen dependent, fill your oxygen tanks and have a two-day supply. Stay Safe!

Visit https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/ for complete information on preparing parrishhealthcare.com for a hurricane.

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